More and more, florists are forgoing a shopfront, with their arrangements available to order online only. Here are five of the best florists that deliver all over Sydney. Give a just-because bunch and make someone’s day.
Melissa Whidjaya and Philomena Kwok are all about making the flower experience as easy and colourful as possible. United by their love of florals, the high-school friends created BLOOMBOX CO. It’s an online florist that offers a subscription to weekly, fortnightly or monthly unarranged flower deliveries. Designed to let you indulge and experiment with your flower buying, arrangements will set you back $42 a week, $44 a fortnight or $46 a month.
As per their name, Little Flowers does things differently. It runs with one type of seasonal flower each day, and they are always $30 a bunch, with same-day delivery until they sell out. It eliminates the problems of choosing and expense. It delivers to Sydney city, eastern suburbs, inner west and the north.
If you feel like really spoiling someone (or yourself), Poho Flowers runs an online shop (as well as a store in Potts Point) with a luxurious array of options. These are the kind of bouquets that end three-day arguments. Flowers range from $60–$95, and you can opt for an additional vase, bottle of champers, Zokoko Chocolates, Voluspa Candle or Nesti Dante Soap.
Willow and Bear
Based in Caringbah, Willow + Bear offers affordable arrangements on a regular basis. Creator Aimie Ryan only uses flowers that are locally grown and in season. Every Wednesday she uploads the bunches available for the following week. If you subscribe to her service, you can from pick two arrangements in three sizes for weekly, fortnightly or monthly delivery. Bouquets range from $24–$94. It is free delivery across the Sutherland Shire and a flat courier fee for the rest of Sydney.
Latin for “to flourish”, that’s exactly what this business has done. Jane Lampe recently moved from a small studio in North Bondi to a much larger studio-cum-workshop in Darlinghurst. The store is online only, with single-flower, seasonal blooms from $33–$99 and mixed arrangements designed to suit the purpose of your gesture and the personality of the receiver. To celebrate the move, Floreat is offering free delivery in June (within a 10-kilometre radius of Darlinghurst).
My Flower Man
Kieran Birchall’s bouquets started as an excuse to get out of the office and is now a full-time pursuit. Born from the off-time of his real estate job, the Chippendale-based florist creates arrangements of rough-edged Australiana, packed with native blooms. Depending on size, bouquets range from $50 to $150, delivered to homes and work places in the inner city and eastern suburbs.